RELM 3.0

*UPDATE* Released  Rook Entertainment Tools Page

I spent a few days rewriting alot of C++ code to make the program C#, and finished all the tool logic, just some tooltips to add as well as set up the TAB steps in a logical manner and It will be complete.  I expect to release it this weekend.

Here are some images from the Tool.  RELM uses less than 9mb of ram while running, and even while renaming/moving files I’ve never seen it tick over 0.1% cpu usage.



Hardware Headache

I built a new development machine over the holidays using Intel’s new Rapid Storage Technology.

What a PITA!  Two OS reloads to get the system to acknowledge it’s using RST, then the intel driver crashes and the system crashes on OS install.  Well that’s enough RST for me!  I reconfigured the SSD as a standard drive and all seems to be working.

I configured Windows to put the User directory and Program Files/Program Files(x86) onto the 2TB D: drive.


Yeong Yang YY-0221B Case
Gigabyte GA-Z69-UD3
Intel i7-2600K
Patriot 4×4 16 GB Ram
OCZ Nocti 64GB SSD
Seagate 2TB 7200rpm SATA HD
Sapphire 6970 HD 2GB
1 x SATA BluRay
3x Samsung 27″ P2770HD Monitors
Logitech G15 Keyboard
Logitech G930 Wireless Surround sound Headphones
Logitech MX1100 Wireless Mouse
Logitech THX 5.1 Speakers
Wacom Bamboo Tablet

EA Blows

Taking a break from coding/school — finished C&C3, started C&C4…  This is where the suck begins.

Must register with EA… Thanks for all the SPAM EA.  Yeah, I selected I didn’t want any of their or their partners’ offers…

Must be Online and logged in to EA online disservice.  Guess what happens if you lose your connection while playing?  It doesn’t record a winning level and you must replay it, even if it reconnects during the level.  Must I crack a game I PAID for in order to make it playable EA?
My God, can’t companies treat their paying customers with at least as much respect as Bernie Madoff gave to his clients?  No they don’t seem to be able to.


DRM Continued

Well more DRM news, It appears EA/Bioware are keeping players out of Dragon Age if they bought any DLC ( inc Dragon Age Ultimate ). I bet their paying customers are SO happy they didn’t torrent the game.

This includes SINGLE player saves if the character has picked up any DLC items.  When will companies quit treating their LOYAL and PAYING customers like thieves?